Mass. jobless rate fell to 6%; 7,500 jobs added in May
The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to 6 percent in May, down from 6.3 percent in April, as Bay State employers added 7,500 jobs last month, the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday morning. May was the sixth straight month that the state’s economy has added jobs. The current national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent. When that national figure was released earlier this month, the stock market tumbled on disappointing jobs numbers.